Well this is not what this blog is about but I have decided to get in shape and get healthy. Now if you have known me for more than 10 minutes, you know that I have said that more than once even since January. But I looked in the mirror this weekend and I did not like what I saw…at all. Not because I feel like I need to be thin or slim or anything unrealistic but because I want to be healthy and strong. I want to be able to run around the yard with my son and not get winded or tired. I want to be able to look in the mirror and know that, even with all my imperfections, I am strong and independent and proud of myself.
I saw an article on the facebook today about a mom and daughter who challenged themselves to go to the gym and eat better for 100 days. They did it and lost about 80 pounds between them. Now there is no way that I am going to be able to do that and maintain sanity. There is just no physical way for that to happen with my schedule. But I can challenge myself to go to the gym 4 days per week and to make better, healthier food and drink choices. So that’s what I’m going to do.
Starting April 1, 2015, for the next 100 days, I challenge myself to the following:
- Go to the gym 4 days per week
- Get 30 minutes of physical activity every day regardless of whether or not it is a gym day
- To make better food and drink choices
- I will go back to drinking 64 ounces of water per day
No unrealistic goal. No crazy expectations. No weight loss number. I will focus on strength and endurance and feeling better.
Thanks for listening and I hope that you will join me in this challenge!